Reviews: Tesla (2020)

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  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Ethan Hawke’s intense, slightly mannered performance… makes the juxtaposition of his period perfection …stepping up to a microphone to perform Tears for Fears ‘Everybody Wants to Rule the World’ spark like Tesla’s magnifying transmitter.
  • Rich Cline @ Shadows on the Wall
    • Excerpt: It’s an impressionistic biopic, shifting between perspectives while using documentary inserts and more audacious flourishes
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: Michael Almereyda takes some mighty big swings with Tesla, but I’m not convinced most of them totally land. However, it still makes for a very fascinating watch.
  • [New] | M Enois Duarte @ High-Def Digest.com
    • Excerpt: From Michael Almereyda, the biographical drama Tesla is a surreal and passionately visionary retelling of Nikola Tesla, his relationships with other important historical figures and his lasting legacy on our collective cultural memories. Ethan Hawke turns in a memorable and captivating performance as the quietly brooding Serbian inventor, opposite other equally excellent performances from Kyle MacLachlan and Eve Hewson.
  • James Jay Edwards @ The Big Smoke America
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Hawke is warm and empathetic, but the film’s artificiality is at odds with a celebration of the visionary’s life and work, and finally offputting. I wish this were either more earnest or more bonkers.
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
    • Excerpt: The picture casts a hypnotic spell.
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: The structure of Almereyda’s film can therefore be best summed up with the word “anachronistic” and even that isn’t enough preparation for Tears for Fears karaoke.
  • Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
    • Excerpt: Artistic scenes in TESLA glow. What do they mean? It’s hard to know. Futuristic, Tesla’s thinking; he must be up there — and winking!
  • Ronald wilkinson @ itsjustmovies.com
    • Excerpt: Nostalgia, brilliance and bug-eyed lunacy combine to make America what it is.